My Pregnancy Journal: “Not Too Much Longer”

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Week 36 By Jennifer My Pregnancy Journal Over the past few days, I've been getting a lot of those, "Not too much longer" comments. I feel funny telling people that I still have 4 weeks left (really 3 1/2 since I have a scheduled repeat c-section). One lady said she had just asked another girl my size yesterday and the girl only had 2 days left! How do you react to that?!!! My husband said that I should just start saying, "What are you talking about? I'm only halfway there." Now that would probably shut them up pretty quickly. I might try the multiples angle too. Continue Reading

My Pregnancy Journal: “Can’t Touch This”

Can't Touch This - 32 weeks

Week 33 By Jennifer Yes, that's an MC Hammer "Can't Touch This" t-shirt. My son took this picture of me or should I say, my belly, the other day. I bought the shirt from discobelly on etsy. I have to admit that it took longer than it was supposed to to get it, but I finally got it. I'm starting to think that this shot was calling for a buddha belly shirt like this one from Jellybean Apparel instead :) Continue Reading

My Pregnancy Journal: “Are you sure you want the Epidural?”

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Week 26 By Jennifer I had a c-section for my first child, so never had the chance to say yes or no to an epidural during labor. But, a friend of mine didn't know whether she was going to get one or not. She said she'd play it by ear. All that changed when she started laboring. She said "yes" to the epidural, then her husband turned to her and said, "Are you sure you want the epidural? You don't want just a drip of Tylenol?" I can just imagine the look she gave him! What do you think? Epidural or no epidural? Continue Reading

My Pregnancy Journal: “Did You Eat the Baby?”


Week 23 By Jennifer A few weeks ago, my three year old son asked a very inquisitive question. He put his hand on my belly and said... Jack: "Mommy, did you eat the baby?" Me: "No, Jack." Jack: "Well then how did it get in your tummy?" Continue Reading

My Pregnancy Journal: Finally, A Good Kick


Week 22 By Jennifer Editor's note: "My Pregnancy Journal" posts will be first hand accounts of what's going on in my pregnancy. I'm currently 22 weeks pregnant with our second child. During my first pregnancy, my husband had to hear me talk about all the baby's movements--kicking, flipping and punching. But every time I called him over to feel it, it stopped cold. Until one a movie. The key that time was that he was already sitting next to me. When the baby kicked, I grabbed his hand and moved it to my belly. Not only was a nice, swift kick Continue Reading